News at Six: Viewer Complaint 1

The 4th item on the News at Six on Thursday 24 July was the announcement that the IMF had raised its UK growth forecast “by almost half a percentage point”. In contrast, the ONS announcement 2 days earlier on Tuesday 22 July, that the June deficit was 50% higher than last year, was not given equivalent due prominence and weight on that evening’s News at Six.

Finding the cause of the MH17 disaster, beyond all reasonable doubt

Anyone who has watched a TV who-done-it, as most of us have,¬† knows there are certain rules or ideals that all good investigators must aspire to. The same ideals apply in all modern liberal democracies since the enlightenment, in every kind of inquiry, whether in law, journalism or science: Take nobodies word for it. Hearsay … Continue reading Finding the cause of the MH17 disaster, beyond all reasonable doubt

Whose tea has been spiked with LSD, the BBC’s or mine?

I saw something on the BBC News Channel yesterday afternoon that made me think I was going insane. Here’s what happened: Perching on the arm of the sofa after lunch flicking¬† through the channels I came across an interview on the BBC News Channel between one of the BBC‘s Business Correspondents and a lady from … Continue reading Whose tea has been spiked with LSD, the BBC’s or mine?